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Clio RS 200 from RentRaceCar Crashes at the Nurburgring

The new Clio RS 200 EDC might be a little less engaging to drive than the old one, but it's definitely the superior track tool. A German company called RentRaceCar has just converted one into a Nurburgring lapping track tool which you can loan and enjoy.
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Unfortunately, their prized French hot hatch has seen the bad side of a Nordschleife crash barrier this Sunday (April 4th). While being trailed by a Megane RS, the Clio's driver loses control after clipping. He manages to straighten it out without spinning, but it's too late to avoid the barrier.

Auch! That will not buff out. The damage isn't visible, but it's enough to ruin a day of fun on the track. This one is going to be hard to watch if you're a Renault fan. If you want to see a hot hatch crash with a happy end, check out the Ford Fiesta ST – same sort of car, same track, totally different outcome.

We did a little checking and found the German company RentRaceCar offers the Renault Clio Sport from as little as €249 per 4 rounds. Of course, that doesn't include the fuel, the price of the track fare and other costs. The Clio RS rental can go up to €849 for a whole day behind the wheel.

Launched in 2013, the Clio RS marks a clear departure for Renault from its usual hot hatch formula. The 4th generation car has gone from being powered by a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine to a 1.6-liter turbo, ditching its manual gearbox and gaining an extra pair of doors as standard. On he upside, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 6.7 seconds, it's the fastest Renault supermini hot hatch ever built.

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